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Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

— Mark Twain

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

— John Adams

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.

— Margaret Thatcher

It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.

— Alexander Hamilton

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

— Albert Einstein

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

— Ronald Reagan

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

— James Madison

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

— Vladimir Lenin

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.

— Barack Obama

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

— Thomas Jefferson

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

— Ronald Reagan

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.

— Tom Clancy

We were American citizens. We were incarcerated by our American government in American internment camps here in the United States. The term ‘Japanese internment camp’ is both grammatically and factually incorrect.

— George Takei

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

— Ayn Rand

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

— Andrew Jackson

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

— John Locke

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.

— Milton Friedman

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

— George Bernard Shaw
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